“Petty” Klay Thompson and Warriors Get Brutally Lambasted for Living in the Past After Feud with Ja Morant’s Side

Published 03/21/2023, 10:05 AM EDT

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The Memphis Grizzlies, led by Ja Morant, have quickly turned into one of the heavyweights in the Western Conference. In the process, Memphis players have had beefs with some of the biggest superstars from the Golden State Warriors. Draymond Green and Klay Thompson have had some back-and-forth with some of the Grizzlies’ stars in their latest matchup, which wasn’t received well by some fans and analysts. Recently, they were slammed on live TV for being ‘petty’ and living in the past

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During a recent airing of First Take, 2008 NBA champion Kendrick Perkins bashed the Warriors and Thompson, specifically, for their attitude towards the Grizzlies. Moreover, he had some advice for the four-time NBA champion before the postseason.

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Defending champions Golden State Warriors took on the Memphis Grizzlies in a recent matchup which delivered according to expectations. The Grizzlies beat the Warriors 133-119 and tensions flared between Dillion Brooks and a few Warriors stars.

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Addressing the issue on First Take, Kendrick Perkins gave his thoughts on the new rivalry in the West and had some words for Klay Thompson. He didn’t seemed to be pleased by the Dubs gloating in front of the Grizzlies despite losing the match.

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Perkins said, They need to stop counting those 4 rings and start competing… The Warriors are the ones that’s being petty, especially Klay [Thompson]. If you’re gonna talk that talk, do something about it.”

Thompson, who recently had a Kobe Bryant moment, was underwhelming when the Warriors took on the Grizzlies. The four time NBA champion scored 14 points and 1 rebound.

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Thompson was very expressive against the Grizzlies

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With the end of regulation time nearing, Dillon Brooks of the Grizzlies got into the head of some of the opposition players. He yelled, “you suck”, while sitting on the bench, which naturally didn’t sit right with some players. This urged Thompson to hit back at the opposition and he showed four fingers to Brooks, referring to his four NBA titles.

Interestingly, when Brooks was asked about Thompson’s antics, he took it in a positive way. The Grizzlies star asserted that his team wants to win an NBA title and he looks at Thompson’s four NBA titles as motivation. Moreover, he also dismissed all the back and forth as friendly trash talk.

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Abhinava is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor's in Journalism and Mass Communication. Abhinava has been following NBA for the past 6 years and is a huge fan of the Golden State Warriors and Stephen Curry.
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